Jazz on the Rocks

Friday 16 December, 2016

Swirly saxophones, bold brass and a driving rhythm section. The 13-piece Mace Francis jazz orchestra, from Perth, has gained a national reputation for presenting exciting and creative new music in fun and accessible ways. The versatile ensemble covers styles from modern swing through to raucous rock.

“Mace Francis and his orchestra are a treasure.  Mace’s name can rightly be spoken in the same rarefied breath as giant jazz genius Paul Grabowsky, whether we’re talking composition, or orchestration. The MFO’s 13 ‘pieces’ are much more than the sum of its parts! You haven’t heard how brilliantly bent a big band can be, until you’ve heard the MFO.”  Lloyd Bradford (Brad) Skye Australian Stage Online

“These layered compositions and scoring convey colour, atmosphere and movement far more effectively and with greater interest than the stock standard arrangements often heard from big bands.  Francis, understandably, has attracted international interest with his outstanding orchestra and compelling compositions.”  John McBeath Weekend Australian Newspaper

This year, MFO is joined by very talented vocalists Sarah Ramsey, Ellie Korn and Reece Clark.

In support is 457 World Jazz… bringing a fresh approach with their vibrant and original compositions.

Experience the magic: Picnic at sunset with an unforgettable night of world class jazz under the stars.

BYO picnic & alcohol, & have a dance on stage!



Event Date : Friday 16th December, 2016

Venue : The Quarry

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Ticket Price : $75

Gates Open : 6pm

Concert Starts : 7pm